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A Hirata School Tsuba
Edo period (19th century)
The silver mokko tsuba decorated in various soft-metals, cloisonné enamels and takabori with fish and seashells on bamboo leaves, the reverse with snowflakes in cloisonné enamels, the rim and seppa dai in sukinokoshi
3¼in. (8.4cm.) long
With a Hozon Tosogu (Sword-Fitting Worthy of Preserving) certificate issued by the Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai (Society for the Preservation of the Japan Art Sword) dated 2005.10.27

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